Apr 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
white house official says the obama administration is handling an attack in boston as an act of terror. two explosions hit runners just as they were about to cross the finish line. two people were killed. about 100 others wounded. the first explosion knocked back runners, 30 meters from the finish. then another explosion hit people a short distance away. emergency services rushed to the scene. >> it's just unbelievable this would happen at an event like this. >> there's no word on the motive or on who may have been responsible. investigators are working to find out whether the attack was carried out by a terrorist group from inside or outside the country. u.s. president barack obama ordered members of his administration to provide any necessary assistance. >> we will find out who did this. we'll find o whyhey did this. any responsible individuals, any individual groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the boston marathon is one of biggest annual athletic veevent in the u.s. about 26,000 runners were taking part. that's all for this edition of "newsline." do stay with us.
Apr 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the obama administration hope the chinese will do? we asked the director of the brookings institution center for northeast asian policy studies, richard bush. >> china is sometimes able to use its influence to get north korea to the negotiating table. it is less able to use influence to shape north korea's negotiating position, and that's the problem. north korea's goals here and its negotiating stance are dimetrically opposed to those of the united states, japan, and south korea. so the question that ambassador davies will probably be asking ambassador wu is, what evidence is there that north korea is interested in negotiating in a manner that's consistent with the six-party talks? what evidence is there that if it makes commitments, it will actually keep them? china's response will probably be it's only if we start a process of contacts and talking and negotiating that we will see what is possible in the long term. our response is likely to be, well, we have a lot of experience doing that, and north korea has repeatedly reneged on its commitments. and it is now talking i